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(Detroit Free Press)   This week, Senator Susan Collins (R-eally good attendance, ME) expects to make her 5,000th consecutive vote   (freep.com) divider line 58
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2012-07-09 10:01:44 PM

NeoCortex42: clkeagle: Congratulations... one of the few members of Congress who actually earns her paycheck by doing the job she was elected to do.

/Fark lib

THIS. As great as it is that she did this, I'm also depressed that it's news when a Senator does the job they were elected to. It should be expected that everyone in that position be there every day unless they're actually ill.


Or, as mentioned in the article, touring a disaster area with the President.
 
2012-07-10 03:11:27 AM

coeyagi: Attendance is great, until you see what Cal Ripken Jr. did with it in his later years.


Still more impressive than that punkass Gehrig. Who else would make up a disease with their name on it just because they couldn't get off their lazy ass long enough to come down to the ballpark?

Yankees suck.
 
2012-07-10 04:45:25 AM
Good for her, she certainly has a much stronger work ethic than I do.

Johnny Swank: ok, that's 1/5000 (.0002). Peachy. She also voted for damn near every filibuster in the last 3 years, including bills that passed with huge majorities, so that sort or nullifies her one piddling vote (not to mention she was part of the crew that took the teeth of the Buffet rule in order to secure her vote)


Which site did you get this from? I'm genuinely curious. All I could find was this, which indicates that she's pro-choice and pro-gay rights (and therefore pretty moderate) but is several years out of date.
 
2012-07-10 12:41:04 PM
Couple of things;

1) Voting on every issue means at least taking a stand and making a decision. No criticism here. Disappointed in the folks who saluted her for simply showing up for work.

2) Collins does not always vote with her party, but usually votes with Snowe (other Maine Rep. Senator). Look here for voting records before you say anything else about this.

3) The Tea Party is not representative of the Republican party any more than, say, the Black Panthers represent the ACLU.

4) As with any FARK political thread, it's funny to me to see the amount of trolling against one party or another. Ain't it nice to be part of the problem, farktards? Be proud.
 
2012-07-10 12:53:36 PM

the.swartz: 3) The Tea Party is not representative of the Republican party any more than, say, the Black Panthers represent the ACLU.


Then how come so many long-sitting Republican senators have been recently ousted by Tea Partiers?

Oh, wait, because you're lying. Gotcha.
 
2012-07-10 12:55:32 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: ... long-sitting Republican

representatives and senators ...

/FTFM.
 
2012-07-10 02:26:46 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: the.swartz: 3) The Tea Party is not representative of the Republican party any more than, say, the Black Panthers represent the ACLU.

Then how come so many long-sitting Republican senators have been recently ousted by Tea Partiers?

Oh, wait, because you're lying. Gotcha.


Uh. Derp? Ousting Republican Senators (and Representatives, if you will) is exactly the point. In other words, the Black Panthers are not affiliated with the ACLU, though there are some slivers in a Venn Diagram of the two organizations. By the same token, the Tea Party is not related to the Republican Party any more so, though there are slivers of overlap between the two parties. My comment was a generalized response to some of the other comments that liken the Republicans to the Tea Party.

Get it? You are welcome to troll a little more if that's what gets you off, but we might actually be saying the same thing.
 
2012-07-10 08:50:52 PM

the.swartz: Get it? You are welcome to troll a little more if that's what gets you off, but we might actually be saying the same thing.


You're the one chanting "No true Scotsman, no true Scotsman" with your fingers in your ears, and I'm the troll? Yeah, alright, sure. You might want to open up Google and check on a few definitions there, but I suppose you probably think that the dictionary has a liberal bias.

By the way, your username is misspelled. Badly.
 
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